... and one of these things, sadly, is that ITV's football coverage is spectacularly, mind-numbingly bad. No cliche or histrionic opportunity is left unexploited. The studio comment is dull and banal. The adverts ruin the flow of the moment and will, no doubt, steal the denouement, too. Clive Tyldesley witters on like some irritating pub bore. David Pleat can't even get the date of the 'George Best final' right (it was Celtic that one in '67, for goodness' sake). Even Gary Lineker's smugness is passable by comparison. Where is Alan Hansen when you need him...?